Liverpool to make January bid for Lille defender Sven Botman

Liverpool are allegedly contemplating whether to make a move for Lille defender Sven Botman.

Despite long-term injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, it has been suggested that the Merseyside giants will not make any new additions during January.

However, according to transfer expert Duncan Castles, the Premier League leaders may look to sign highly-regarded centre-back Botman.

Speaking to the Reach PLC Transfer Window Podcast, Castles claims that Lille are prepared to entertain bids in the region of £20m.

While the 20-year-old has made 23 appearances since leaving Ajax last summer, his club need to raise funds before the end of the month.

Botman received his first call-up to the Netherlands squad in November.